ALLEN, TX (March 16) - Wichita opened up a busy week on Wednesday with a 4-1 loss to Allen at CUTX Event Center.
Stefan Fournier recorded his ninth of the season while Michal Stinil and Cam Clarke collected helpers.
Philip Beaulieu opened up the scoring just five minutes into the game. He fired a shot from the right point through a screen and beat Jake Theut to make it 1-0.
Jared Bethune made it 2-0 at 13:07 when he stole the puck behind the net and tucked it past Theut for his first of the game.
Fournier cut the lead to one with a power play goal at 19:18. Stinil caught a pass at the left point, zipped it to Fournier and he tipped it past Luke Peressini.
In the second, Allen held the Thunder to just two shots. Bethune found a rebound near the right post at 16:24 and beat Theut for his second of the contest.
The Thunder generated more chances in the third, but Peressini made some tough saves. J.C. Campagna made it 4-1 at 14:53, scoring off the rush with a wrist shot from the right circle.
Wichita has power play goals in five-straight games.
Fournier has points in five-straight and goals in three of his last four games. Stinil has points in his last six and helpers over his last five games. Clarke has four assists in his last two outings.
The Thunder returns home on Thursday night to host Toledo at 7:05 p.m.
Join us on Thursday as we celebrate St. Hattrick's Day, presented by Wichita Furniture & Mattress, Nortons Brewing Company and Home Health & Hospice. The team will be wearing a special St. Patrick's Day themed-uniform that will be auctioned online on the DASH auction platform.
Fans can also participate in the Golden Goal promotion. Guess the exact time of the third Thunder goal for a chance at winning a full season ticket for the 2022-23 season. Forms will be handed out at the doors. Submit your entry at the EMC Fan Relations Table before puck drop.
On Friday night, Wichita will try to fend off the dark side as the Allen Americans come to town for Star Wars Night, presented by Wichita Youth Hockey Association. The Thunder will be wearing a special Star Wars-themed uniform that will be auctioned off live after the game with a portion of the proceeds benefiting WYHA.
Fans can also buy a Star Wars family-four pack. The offer includes four premium level tickets for March 18, two light sabers and an Urban Air jump pass for just $60 ($125 value)! Use code JEDI here or purchase through the Thunder office.
Friday is also Tear Up the Stigma and Mental Health Awareness Night. We've partnered with the Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas to bring light to the importance of mental health and breaking the stigma surrounding it. This will occur during the second intermission after Chuck-a-Puck. Fans will be handed out paper to write down their fears, insecurities, doubts, or whatever else they feel like writing, then we will all rip up the paper at the same time and tear up the stigma.
Single game tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the Wichita Thunder office located at 505 W. Maple, Suite 100, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On weekday game days, the Thunder office closes at 4 p.m. Click here to purchase online!
Fans can also purchase tickets at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and starting at noon on weekend game days.